PubSpy reviews The Rose and Crown, Green Street Green

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HAVING grazed at the Royal Oak a few times, I have always been curious as to how the Rose and Crown opposite compares.

The Oak is a decent pub - though more of a restaurant - so it crossed my mind that the Rose and Crown could have been the weak link in a generally strong offering of pubs in Green Street Green.

Not a chance.

From the outside it is a tidy-looking pub, but it is when you step in that the dim-orange glow and warmth from the fires at either end enchant you.

Let’s imagine you had an awkward fumble at the Christmas party, the Rose and Crown would make a perfect place for that meeting where you’re not sure if it will be a first date or a clear-the-air talk where the two of you agree to never mention it again.

It’s spacious interior has bags of varied seating, from benches by the window which you can stare out of wistfully, to something more formal in the dining area or more, er, cosy on the relaxed settees by the fire.

There is a buzz of chitter chatter which makes the place comfortable and makes you feel like not everyone will be eavesdropping while unobtrusive music at an unobtrusive volume makes it possible to chat at the same time as masking awkward silences.

The other punters are normal and contented, the decor is handsome with fetching - rather than tacky - Christmas decorations, so with any luck she/he will be impressed rather than depressed.

Options at the bar are numerous, though clearly at this time of year you should opt for a Christmas Ale or Mulled Wine. If you’re after a coffee you can captialise on a deal of two mince pies for £1.

If you are hungry then there’s a tempting menu, but it don’t come cheap so you best make sure it’s a date rather than a let-down before you commit.

Rose and Crown, Farnborough Way, Green Street Green

How it rated:

Decor****Warm and pleasant

Drink****Plentiful options

Price*** £3.59 for a festive pint. I’ll take that.

Atmosphere****Buzzy

Staff****Happy and helpful

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10:06am Mon 16 Dec 13

Voulvoir says...

Does the current pub spy ever eat anything?
Does the current pub spy ever eat anything? Voulvoir

10:27am Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

You forgot to mention its a Youngs owned and operated pub with the Youngs Ordinary and Special bitters alongside a few other non-youngs bitters.

The Manageress is always very pleasant and does a good job, although all other bar staff are a bit slow and plot-up chatting with each other in the restaurant area out of sight of drinkers waiting at the bar to be served.

About 9 - 12 months ago there was a big tall barman with tattoos, friendly enough guy but the bitter was often rough and cloudy when he was in charge, TF he's no longer there, I haven't had a bad pint since.

Every third Thursday live band and jam night, the leader who looks like Billy Connelly is a really good singer and guitarist and so are most of the other singer/musicians who get up.

Excellent very big garden with bouncy castle and swings, I'm on them all the time, although have been warned to mind the kids.
You forgot to mention its a Youngs owned and operated pub with the Youngs Ordinary and Special bitters alongside a few other non-youngs bitters. The Manageress is always very pleasant and does a good job, although all other bar staff are a bit slow and plot-up chatting with each other in the restaurant area out of sight of drinkers waiting at the bar to be served. About 9 - 12 months ago there was a big tall barman with tattoos, friendly enough guy but the bitter was often rough and cloudy when he was in charge, TF he's no longer there, I haven't had a bad pint since. Every third Thursday live band and jam night, the leader who looks like Billy Connelly is a really good singer and guitarist and so are most of the other singer/musicians who get up. Excellent very big garden with bouncy castle and swings, I'm on them all the time, although have been warned to mind the kids. molsey

10:50am Mon 16 Dec 13

cookster says...

Now that's a pub review - a proper drinker!
Now that's a pub review - a proper drinker! cookster

10:55am Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

cookster wrote:
Now that's a pub review - a proper drinker!
Cheers mate.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: Now that's a pub review - a proper drinker![/p][/quote]Cheers mate. molsey

1:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Agent_dave says...

I hacve never been here so have no opinion
I hacve never been here so have no opinion Agent_dave

3:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

Agent_dave wrote:
I hacve never been here so have no opinion
Not a lot of people know that!
[quote][p][bold]Agent_dave[/bold] wrote: I hacve never been here so have no opinion[/p][/quote]Not a lot of people know that! molsey

3:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

dave76 says...

Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo. dave76

4:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Full of caravan dwellers last time I was in there a few years back.
Full of caravan dwellers last time I was in there a few years back. Gypo.Joe

7:01pm Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
[quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start. molsey

7:06pm Mon 16 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

Full of backward rednecks.
Full of backward rednecks. white rabbit9

7:09pm Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
Correct.
[quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Correct. molsey

7:13pm Mon 16 Dec 13

molsey says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Full of caravan dwellers last time I was in there a few years back.
Yeh, I can remember those days as well Boi!
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Full of caravan dwellers last time I was in there a few years back.[/p][/quote]Yeh, I can remember those days as well Boi! molsey

10:48am Tue 17 Dec 13

the wall says...

molsey wrote:
dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
Thanks for that.
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that. the wall

8:02pm Tue 17 Dec 13

molsey says...

the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
Thanks for that.
No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that.[/p][/quote]No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID molsey

10:06am Wed 18 Dec 13

the wall says...

molsey wrote:
the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
Thanks for that.
No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID
I've got ID :-)


In several different names.
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that.[/p][/quote]No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID[/p][/quote]I've got ID :-) In several different names. the wall

12:21pm Wed 18 Dec 13

molsey says...

the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
Thanks for that.
No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID
I've got ID :-)


In several different names.
They still wouldn't let you in, you have to be over 18.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that.[/p][/quote]No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID[/p][/quote]I've got ID :-) In several different names.[/p][/quote]They still wouldn't let you in, you have to be over 18. molsey

2:14pm Wed 18 Dec 13

the wall says...

molsey wrote:
the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
Thanks for that.
No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID
I've got ID :-)


In several different names.
They still wouldn't let you in, you have to be over 18.
You sound scared.......LOL
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that.[/p][/quote]No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID[/p][/quote]I've got ID :-) In several different names.[/p][/quote]They still wouldn't let you in, you have to be over 18.[/p][/quote]You sound scared.......LOL the wall

10:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

molsey says...

the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
the wall wrote:
molsey wrote:
dave76 wrote:
Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.
The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.
Thanks for that.
No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID
I've got ID :-)


In several different names.
They still wouldn't let you in, you have to be over 18.
You sound scared.......LOL
Wall you're out of ideas mate, you can only get by with Spacktards, AIDS and HIV for so long.

You really must get your medication sorted.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave76[/bold] wrote: Used to be great on a Saturday evening, when the Regans ran it, now it's deader then a Dodo.[/p][/quote]The Reagan's have now got The New Inn opposite Hayes Station entrance, it's very well run, proper bar staff, like welcome, punter comes first and foremost, up market decor, nice clientèle, I mean like me for a start.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that.[/p][/quote]No good for you wall, you wouldn't get in, they ask for ID[/p][/quote]I've got ID :-) In several different names.[/p][/quote]They still wouldn't let you in, you have to be over 18.[/p][/quote]You sound scared.......LOL[/p][/quote]Wall you're out of ideas mate, you can only get by with Spacktards, AIDS and HIV for so long. You really must get your medication sorted. molsey

9:38am Fri 20 Dec 13

the wall says...

What are yopu going on about?

How's the wife?
What are yopu going on about? How's the wife? the wall

11:56am Fri 20 Dec 13

The Beast of Belvedere says...

I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...
I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well... The Beast of Belvedere

1:21pm Fri 20 Dec 13

cookster says...

The Beast of Belvedere wrote:
I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...
Make that 19 now - actually 20 including mine.
[quote][p][bold]The Beast of Belvedere[/bold] wrote: I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...[/p][/quote]Make that 19 now - actually 20 including mine. cookster

9:39am Sat 21 Dec 13

molsey says...

The Beast of Belvedere wrote:
I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...
You do sarcasm really poorly.
[quote][p][bold]The Beast of Belvedere[/bold] wrote: I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...[/p][/quote]You do sarcasm really poorly. molsey

9:43am Sat 21 Dec 13

molsey says...

cookster wrote:
The Beast of Belvedere wrote:
I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...
Make that 19 now - actually 20 including mine.
The Beast's would have been 20, makings yours 21, simple really.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Beast of Belvedere[/bold] wrote: I saw this had 19 comments and got all excited, then realised 18 of them was molsey talking drivel. oh well...[/p][/quote]Make that 19 now - actually 20 including mine.[/p][/quote]The Beast's would have been 20, makings yours 21, simple really. molsey

2:13pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

The Beast of Belvedere is any girl from that area. All old skeezers.
The Beast of Belvedere is any girl from that area. All old skeezers. Gypo.Joe

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